9th Webinar of the "Aftermath of the East Asian War" Project 2021-2022

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Barend Noordam

May 11, 2022, 4:30:50 PMMay 11
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Dear colleagues, 

Please see below for information about the ninth session of the 2021-2022 webinar series of the "Aftermath of the East Asian War of 1592-1598" team at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

“Myth and History: Shi Xing during the Imjin War and the Construction of His Myth by Chosŏn Korea” (in Chinese)

Sun Weiguo 

(Professor, Nankai University, Tianjin)

  • May 18, 2022, 4:00 PM (Barcelona, CEST) via ZOOM.
  • The lecture will not be recorded. 
  • A PowerPoint presentation in English will be provided and the question time will be held in both English and Chinese.
  • If you would like to attend the webinars, please contact barend....@uab.cat.
  • If you already registered for previous seminars, there is no need to register again. 

This is the ninth session of the webinar series 2021-2022 of the ERC project team, "Aftermath of the East Asian War of 1592-1598". In this session Professor Sun Weiguo (Nankai University, Tianjin) will share his thoughts on the activities of Shi Xing, the Ming Minister of War during the Imjin War, and the mythical status he gained in Korea after the war.


The “Aftermath of the East Asian War of 1592-1598” project is a five year, European Research Council Starting Grant project (2018-2023) run by ICREA professor Rebekah Clements at the Department of Translation, Interpreting, and East Asian Studies at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. The project seeks to understand the legacy of the East Asian War of 1592-1598, also known as the Imjin War and Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s invasions of Korea. Aftermath will be the first large scale investigation to combine Japanese, Korean, and Chinese sources in order to understand, not the war itself, but something which is arguably even more important: the aftermath and its implications for early modern East Asia. Our research focuses on three themes; Social change / Environment and economy / Diffusion of Technology. For more information about the “Aftermath of the East Asian War of 1592-1598” project, please go to our website  https://aftermath.uab.cat/news/ .     

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 758347)  

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